Monday, September 30, 2013

Tomato Polao

My daughter doesn't like to have rice this days I don’t know why, may be she is bored with the simple dal rice.  So I started to give her Roti, Noodles types of things. But anyhow I felt she needs to have some rice at least once in a day. So I started to make veg polao, egg poalo and she really likes to have little sweet taste rice preparation. Today while making her lunch I thought to try something else so that I can also have, and I made some TOMATO POLAO. She just loved it and me too. I had this before in one of my friend's place but never tried something at home.

A quick one but this is very tasty rice preparation. This dish is very famous in south India as Tomato Rice but i love to call this Tomato Polao. Any kind of veg curry is perfect with this dish but I love to have with a bowl of curd only. 

1.Raw Rice or Sonamusuri Rice : one cup.
2.Two medium chopped tomato.
3.One medium fresh tomato puree.
4.One small sliced onion.
5.One tea spoon ginger and garlic paste.
6.Few curry leaves.
7.Few mustard seeds.
8.Cumin Powder, Red chili powder: ½ tea spoon of each item. Pinch of turmeric powder.
9.Few clove, 2 cardamom, One small cinnamon stick.
10.One green chili (you can add more).
11.Pinch of kasuri meethi.
12.Few methi leaves.
13.Few coriander leaves for garnishing.
14.Salt and sugar as per taste.
15.sunflower oil: 2 tea spoon
16.Ghee: ½ tea spoon.


Wash and clean the rice and keep it aside.

In a heavy bottomed vessel add the ghee and the oil, now add the mustard seeds, cardamom, clove and cinnamon stick wait for 30 seconds now add the sliced onions add the curry leaves , Saute for 3 to 4 mints.

Now add the chopped tomato and tomato puree and cook for 3 to 4 mints.

 Now add the ginger garlic paste with all the spices powder and cook till the oil separate.

Now add the kasuri methi, fresh chopped methi leaves and some salt and sugar and mix well.

Now add the washed rice and mix well with everything for few mints.

Now add enough water and cook till the rice done.

Your easy TOMATO POLAO is ready serve hot with raita and sliced onion.